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Negotiating Committee reaches tentative agreement on new Longshore contract

Negotiating Committee reaches tentative agreement on new Longshore contract

It wasn’t quick or easy, but the ILWU Longshore Negotiating Committee reached a tentative agreement for a new 5-year contract with the Pacific Maritime Association on February 20th

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Hundreds march in Tacoma for a fair contract

Hundreds march in Tacoma for a fair contract

Hundreds of longshore workers, families, and community supporters held a nighttime rally and march in downtown Tacoma. The goal was to show unity and solidarity for a fair contract – and set the record straight about the companies’ role in causing port congestion and delays

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ITF welcomes hard-fought deal for ILWU workers on US West Coast

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has welcomed a tentative agreement struck between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports of the

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PMA, ILWU Announce West Coast Waterfront Contract FMCS, Cabinet Secretaries Played Key Roles

The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union today announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports

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ILWU President Robert McEllrath’s message to the membership (video)

ILWU International President Robert McEllrath has released the following update on the contract talks with the Pacific Maritime Association

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ILWU statement on port re-opening

West Coast ports re-opened Monday morning after employers closed the docks for two days, increasing delays for customers needing containers. The union remains focused on reaching a settlement as quickly as possible with employers. Talks to resolve the few remaining issues between the Longshore Union and Pacific Maritime Association are ongoing

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Aerial photos of ports show what the PMA doesn’t want the public to see

Aerial photos of ports show what the PMA doesn’t want the public to see

The following photographs show that there are acres of asphalt waiting for the containers that sit on dozens of ships waiting to be unloaded at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and sufficient space for thousands of containers on the docks

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ILWU President blasts PMA threat to shut down US ports

ILWU President blasts PMA threat to shut down US ports

Photos of empty docks show that PMA employers, based largely overseas, are worsening a congestion crisis at West Coast ports to pressure American workers

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ILWU tells employers:  finish negotiations, don’t close ports over only a few remaining issues

The ILWU is trying to keep dock employers at the negotiating table to finish an agreement that is “extremely close.”

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PMA officials admit today that West Coast congestion crisis has been caused by managerial mistakes and not primarily due to dockworkers

The PMA made it clear in the negotiating session that they were not blaming union workers for the primary causes of the congestion crisis

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